Gemeindealpe – A peaceful adventure with your near ones!

Gemeindealpe Statistics

Base Elevation: 800 m

Summit Elevation: 1626 m

Vertical Drop: 826 m

You may have dreams and wishes to retire to a quiet countryside in the winter season. You might want to breathe in the sweet and unpolluted village air. You ought to be surrounded by an environment that is invigorating and really rejuvenates you. At the same time, you may want to energise your mind and body with some sporty activities like skiing, cycling and snowboarding. Head on over to Gemeindealpe Hills to turn your wishes into reality.

Located in the district of Lilienfeld in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, is the tiny picturesque village called Mitterbach. The mountains surrounding this area are the Northern Limestone Alps and Ybbstal Alps. Situated within the village of Mitterbach is the marvellous and magnificent Gemeindealpe hilly region, which has been transformed into a ski resort. It offers a variety of winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Tourists always have a fun time when they decide to come to Gemeindealpe. There is a cute little snow shop as well, where souvenirs can be bought.

A glacier lake called Erlaufsee is situated close to Mitterbach, almost on the border of Styria. It has a dreamy landscape and a 10 kilometre long panoramic alpine system. Cross-country skiing can be done in this region as it offers a cross-country ski run, which leads to the cross-country ski run in St. Sebastian. The place is quite well-connected with the neighbouring towns and cities, making it easily accessible even during the winter months.

Other superb options that you can explore at the Erlaufsee are:

  • Winter hiking trail along the Erlaufsee
  • Ice skating and curling on the village square (in case of suitable weather)
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides on request

There is a snow park built for tourists who want some time to relax in the snow, and toss their worries away. The snow park is sure to blow your mind because of its large size and variety of elements. Located right in the middle of the ski area, it ensures that beginners and professionals can have a lot of fun with the seventeen different elements include jibs and kickers. A mountain hut right next to the start of the park, and a guest house at the parking lot complete the offer. This makes Gemeandealpe Ski Resort one of the best in the region.




The winter sports area is based between the altitudes of 800 metres to 1626 metres. It has a vertical drop of 826 metres. Construction of the slopes is done until the top of the summit. Famous for its magnificent panorama view – from the foothills of the Alps to the Hochschwab massif to the snowy peaks in the Gesäuse. But the ski area itself also offers an incredible view: 15.5 kilometres of slopes having different levels of difficulty are developed. Not to forget the 10 km of cross-country ski runs in a beautiful winter landscape.


Ski Slopes:

Gemeindealpe Ski Resort offers 15.5 kilo metres of ski slopes. They have varying levels of difficulty, vis a vis easy, intermediate and difficult. Seven kilometres are easy, seven kilo metres are intermediate and one and a half kilometres are difficult. Valley runs are also available. A low-speed specialist is waiting for you in the summit area next to the steepest slope in Lower Austria. For high-speed fans a speed track with speed measurement is provided. The slopes are exposed to the east. The lower slopes are equipped with artificial snowmaking equipment. There are 68 snow cannons. This makes sure of regular operation from December to March.

The trained ski instructors here at Gemeindealpe will take care of you from the first snow day to the end of the season. Whether it is for beginners, advanced skiers or snowboarders, special attention is paid to every tourist.




Offseason starts on in May, and the ski resort is open on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and window days. In June and September, the skiing resort is open on Thursdays and Fridays. Scooter and mountain cart operation is allowed until 1 November, afterwards only lift operation is allowed.

Winter Season starts from December till March, with sufficient snowing. The resort is open from 9 AM in the morning to 4 PM in the evening.



The Gemeindealpe Ski Resort originally had just two T-Bar lifts, but now it is equipped with two new chairlifts. One is a four person high-speed detachable chairlift and the other, a two person fixed chair chairlift. These can be operated even in the summer. The provider and manufacturer of these lifts are Doppelmayr, and it guarantees quality and safety. The Sunkid Moving Carpet is another ascension mechanism which is available for use. The total lift length is 4-kilo metres. All four lifts combined can carry 4156 passengers an hour.




The weather at Gemeindealpe – Mitterbach am Erlaufsee during the winter is in a range of -5 to -6 degree Celsius at the mountain, and in the range of 0 to 2 degrees at the base of the mountain. It experiences a period of sunshine for six hours on an average. Wind speeds are very high as well.


The price for day tickets for adults is around 34 euros, the price for senior citizens is 29.50 euros, and for children, it is 18 euros. Season tickets can be purchased at 200 euros. Reduced tariff for children and senior citizens can also be availed fro, Monday to Friday, except in the Christmas and winter semester break. It is a complete value for your money.

Gemeindealpe Mitterbach is Erlaufsee is a very family friendly place and is a popular choice for many families who visit the Lower Austria region. Its breath-taking beauty and variety of activities that can be done here are some reasons why it is so attractive to tourists. Children can undergo ski training in ski schools. Families can enjoy views of the mountain and countryside.

Choose Gemeindealpe Ski Resort, choose a great and memorable vacation. Because with so much to do at the Gemeindealpe Ski Resort, you cannot afford to sit at home this winter. Pack your bags and prepare yourself for an amazing skiing adventure at this resort with your family and friends, and return with memories to cherish forever. Have fun!

With great power comes great responsibility and hence with great skiing skills and a craving for adventure one must also ensure for the proper arrangements of equipment required for skiing so that safety is not hampered. Brandnertal not only ensures safety but also provides all its visitors with varied options for exploring different mountain ranges at different levels.

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